Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 09:39
Residents in cyclone-devastated areas of Tonga launched a massive clean-up on Monday, as officials said it was "a miracle" only one person died when the monster storm hit.
Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 06:24
The South Pacific island nation of Tonga was lashed by a powerful cyclone on Friday, with damage reported in the northern islands.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 23:51
A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday off the coast of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, but US geologists said it was too deep to cause a tsunami.
Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 16:26
A 6.2-magnitude quake hit off the South Pacific island of Vanuatu Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was not expected to generate a tsunami.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 09:13
A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami of up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) that damaged dozens of homes and likely killed several people in the South Pacific island chain on Wednesday.
Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 16:11
Scientists have discovered an island that does not exist – even though it appears on Google and global maps.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 18:53
A South Pacific island, shown on world maps, marine charts as well as on Google Earth, actually does not exist, Australian scientists claim.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 09:44
A rare total solar eclipse plunged northern Australia into darkness for two minutes on Wednesday.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 16:26
Last week, India quietly established formal diplomatic relations with Niue, a South Pacific island of 1,400 inhabitants.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 11:45
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not immediately issue a tsunami alert.
Last Updated: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 09:13
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre`s report on the quake said sea level readings indicated that a tsunami was generated.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 08:43
The dead NASA satellite fell into what might be the ideal spot — part of the southern Pacific Ocean about as far from large land masses as you can get, US space officials said Tuesday.
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